|Power Source||AC, DC|
|Frequency range||174-230MHz, 470-862MHz|
|No. of Elements||9|
With the square-flat antennas, I was only able to get a few channels in my area. Once I set this up on a 1 1/4" PVC pipe in my attic and ran the coax to two TVs, I was able to get all the channels listed on TVFool (BTW, this is a wonderful tool to determine which direction and how far away your local broadcast stations are).
The plus is that the antenna is not that large for these types of antennas and the amplifier makes up for the losses in the long coax runs.
Biggest gripe is that the mounting hardware was very confusing for me and the instructions provided didn't help at all. Once I got installed on a pole on the roof it definitely helped pull in some stronger signals. I went from an indoor antenna to this one, so not surprised in the improvement. Amplifier seems to help. We are out in the country, propable over 20mi from most towers.
Easy to install, and works great! My home had a satelite dish from a previous owner. I just took down the dish, mounted the antenna on the same pole, and used the existing coaxial cable to just plug right into the antenna. I then did a little fiddling inside my home to run the cable through the amplifier, and now it works perfect.
Keep in mind, depending on your set up, you may need a tool to cut coaxial cable and crimp a new head onto the end.
This antenna is exactly what I was looking for. It picks up both VHF and UHF stations well in two directions (both the direction the antenna is pointed and the opposite direction), and because it is amplified, it transmits the signal well over the 75 feet of coax between the antenna and my TV. In clear weather, this antenna is picking up:
- On the front side (the direction the antenna is pointed), UHF stations with power levels of 20db.
- On the back side (opposite the direction the antenna is pointed), UHF stations at power levels 41db. It does not pick up the next strongest station which is 19db.
Note that the strongest station to the side of the antenna (perpendicular to the direction it is pointed), is 37db, which the antenna does not pick up (not unexpected).
If you'd like to get a sense of how the antenna might work for you, you can estimate your signal strengths at TVFool dot com
Other antennas you might compare it to might either be more dish-shaped, so they don't pick up signals well in the backward direction, or only work with UHF stations not with VHF, or include their own fixed-length cable instead of allowing you to use your own coax. I needed both VHF and UHF, stations in opposite directions (both north and south), and amplification for a long run of coax, so this antenna works perfectly for me.
Excellent product. I bought it with intention of placing high on a pole for better reception of stations 50 to 60 miles away. Installed it and before I got a pole just laid it on top of an azalea bush. It picks up so many stations just laying on the bush, I dont think I even need a pole. I think it would probably work very well in an attic space as well.
This was the third indoor antenna that I tried. The third try was the charmer. Really exceeded my hoped for results. Came in with 60+ channels whereas the prior antennas came in with 20 to 35 channels that would break up. This antenna brought channels in clearer than the cable box had. I believe that the cable box degrades picture because of its intricate electronic considerations. This antenna is simple with direct feed to a fine amplifier. Very happy to get rid of my transfer of wealth to the cable company forever because I can do without their crazy promotions for hundreds of channels. I get what I value most from this antenna which goes for a remarkable low price. Truly amazing!
Got his a while ago but with the holidays was just too busy to hook it up. Finally did it today (1/1/17) and I am very impressed with the performance of this fairly small antenna. Right now it is just laying on a dresser in the loft (about 16' above ground level) about 6' from the window and pointing in the general direction of our local stations (Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre PA) about 70 miles away. Our house is surrounded by fairly dense woodland and right now there are no leaves to contend with. I do hope it works as well in the summer when the foliage is out. The TV now gets all five stations plus two extra for each giving us a total of fifteen to watch (for free). Very happy with this purchase.
The part of the antenna where the cable connection comes through is smaller than the the nut that holds it on. Because of this the boot that is suppose to weatherproof the connection can't seat to the underside of the antenna so it turned out to be a cup to hold water and short out the connection
This antennae worked great for me. I was trying to use an indoor Amazon antennae, but with the towers 37-52 miles away the signal strength for the far tower channels was just not consistent. This antennae, placed on the roof, worked well from the beginning and provides a strong signal (signal-to-noise ratio of 29.5 -33,4) for every channel in every weather condition we have experienced including heavy storms here in northern San Diego county. They say antennae performance is highly location dependent, but this one has sure worked for me. I had to use a 100 ft long cable and this did not keep me from getting strong signals. I like the fact that there are no moving parts like you find on the rotating antennae so I expect good durability.
Works great...I mounted on chimney 1 story house & picked up 40HD stations all with great picture. This is directional antenna...make sure to look up your local broadcast stations & aim antenna to @degrees shown...use a compass!